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Using Christmas stamps for non-Christmas cards

Hi Everyone

Happy Monday.

I made a card for the challenge across at Time Out - I loved the idea of the playful theme:

I decided to have a little fun with a Penny Black set called Joyful Holidays.

I stamped the deer - carrying an envelope - onto Neenah Solar White card stock and colored it with my Prismas.

I then took the British postbox stamp from the same set and added that to the left of the deer.

I decided not to color the post box because the bright red box would have completely pulled the eye away from that awfully cute deer!

Of course, I didn't have the exact sentiment I needed, so I created one of my own - continuing the "playful" theme.

Here's my card:

Joyful Holidays (1 of 1)

Then... I didn't have quite the right inside sentiment, either.  So, I had a little fun creating my own.  I typed it up and printed it out onto Neenah Solar White #80 paper and die-cut it to match the outside.

Joyful Holidays Inside (1 of 1)

I had such fun creating this card and always like it when I can make my stamps stretch a little further :-)

I'll be back on Wednesday with another card and some nature photos.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Penny Black - Joyful Holidays
  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#
  • Inks:  Gina K.  pencils:  Prisma